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Affordable luxury

We don't want to be the only place you eat, just the best place you eat.


Affordable luxury

We don't want to be the only place you eat, just the best place you eat.


A Destination

With food made from scratch using fresh ingredients, friendly service, and a great atmosphere, Stella's is worth the trip.  Come as you are, the fine casual dining makes this the perfect destination for any occasion.  A full bar can quench your thirst while you catch the game.  The dining room is perfect for a casual conversation.  And our Event Center can host a private party for up to 200.


Who's Who @ Stella's

Who's Who @ Stella's

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Max Stephens

Max is the owner and operator of Stella's on 97, which means he's there a lot. His vision of creating a fine casual, full service, dining destination in Forest Lake, MN is coming together, but never complete.

Planning for a large group? Whether it's for a reception, groom's dinner, company party, or other event, Max is the guy to help you make it an event to remember. Call Max to start the planning today.

Next time you're at Stella's wave Max to your table and say "Hi!".  Be sure to let him know what you think of Stella's, and if there is anything else we can do to make Stella's your regular dining destination.

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Andrea Dolan

Andrea, Bar Manager, has been with Stella's since day one. Crafting cocktails and customer service are her passion.

She likes to say, "Stella's bar area is perfect to meet-up with some friends, watch your favorite team, play some games, listen to some music, and have some great food".

Our happy hours run from 3:00-6:00 everyday and from 9:00--11:00 Sunday-Thursday. Discounted drinks and appetizers make this a popular time to stop by Stella's.

Andrea has created some very popular handcrafted cocktails for you to enjoy, Try the Berryrita, or the Smokey Bleu Martini, or our famous Bloody Mary (made with peppered bacon).

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CHEF Kandi Renelt

Chef Kandi Renelt Was voted "Best Chef" in the Forest Lake Times Reader's Survey, and it's well deserved.

When you place your order at Stella's, Chef Kandi and her cooks go to work making your meal from scratch. That's what makes Stella's food better, it's made with fresh ingredients, from scratch, and to order.

With ten years of cooking experience, Chef Kandi has the knowledge and discipline to run a kitchen that consistently produces apps and entrees that excite all the senses.  Work your way through Stella's menu to let Chef Kandi take you through a full range of eating experiences.